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Hawaii HAZUS Atlas


Earthquake Planning Scenarios for Hawaii Disaster Managers

Launch Hawaii HAZUS Atlas

Thousands of earthquakes occur each year in Hawaii, due to volcanic and tectonic activity in the islands. Most of these quakes are small, but strong earthquakes occasionally strike—posing significant threats to people and property.

To help disaster managers in the state of Hawaii prepare for and respond to potentially devastating earthquakes, PDC partnered with Hawaii State Civil Defense and the Hawaii State Earthquake Advisory Committee to develop the Hawaii HAZUS Atlas (HHA). The HHA is a web-accessible catalog of earthquake scenarios based on both credible hypothetical and actual historic events in and near Maui and Hawaii Counties. If an actual earthquake occurs, disaster managers can utilize the loss estimates and analyses from the modeled scenarios as reference points for a current event until new HAZUS model results become available.